Stress And Depression May Cause Alzheimer

Recent research suggests one’s attitude and disposition tremendously affects one’s health.  Studies indicate there is a relationship between depression and Alzheimer or memory loss.  Published journals conclude that depressive symptoms can raise the risk of dementia by 50%.  It is fairly factual that stress and depression alter the brain.  Therefore, we must find ways to alleviate stress and depression.  

Our bodies respond to what we put into them.  What we eat, drink, the amount of exercise and what we think can determine our health.  You talk to a person that lives to be 100 and you normally find they have an attitude that is different from most people you meet.  They don’t take life or themselves too seriously and they have a fairly positive attitude.  They are not usually angry, bitter or are they frustrated continually.    They don’t allow the normal worries of life to upset them. 

Would you like to improve your chances of living a more healthy life and adding a few years to your life?  The best way to do that is be a “doer” of Biblical teaching.  If you believe in God and that He created you, are you willing to live as He directs through His Word? 

John 8:31 – 32 – “Jesus said to the people who believed in him, “You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings.  And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

The question is: Have you been set free?  If not it could affect your health.  Let me give you an example.  Our carnal nature tells us when we have been wronged we must get even.  Read the newspaper or listen to the news on radio or TV.  People react to others who they believe have done them wrong.  You can’t count the number of people killed as a result of revenge and retaliation.  I often read: “They done me wrong and I took care of it.”  Their reaction was a result of anger, revengefulness and a person out-of-control.    They had an unforgiving spirit that controlled them. 

Ephesians 4:26 & 32 – “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. (32) Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Luke 23:24a While on the cross Christ said: “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” We are told to forgive 70 times 7. 

Matthew 6:14 – 15 – “If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Do you think an unforgiving spirit can affect your health?  Wouldn’t you want a God that is willing to forgive you?  Do you realize that if you do not forgive others you will not be forgiven?  Excessive guilt can cause depression and depression may cause Alzheimer or dementia.  Do you want God to set you free?  Do what His Word tells you to do!  Don’t allow an unforgiving spirit to control your life and affect your health. 

James 1:22 – “But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.  NLT James 1:32, Matthew 7:21 – 23, Luke 6:46, John 14:21 -23 Scripture tells us to have a rich and satisfying life requires that we do the God’s will. 

John 10:10 – “The thief’s purpose is to steal and kill and destroy. My purpose is to give them a rich and satisfying life.”  NLT

God promises a satisfying life or an abundant life.  If you have a rich and satisfying life you should not have stress or depression.  So what is wrong if you do?  You are focusing on your problems and not onto God to helping you solve.  Are you obeying God’s commands?  Are you living according to His ways?

Malachi 3:8 – 10 – “Should people cheat God? Yet you have cheated me!  “But you ask, ‘What do you mean? When did we ever cheat you?’  “You have cheated me of the tithes and offerings due to me.  You are under a curse, for your whole nation has been cheating me.  Bring all the tithes into the storehouse so there will be enough food in my Temple. If you do,” says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, “I will open the windows of heaven for you. I will pour out a blessing so great you won’t have enough room to take it in! Try it! Put me to the test!”  Are you doing what He asks?  Have you tested God? 

Galatians 5:22 – 23 – “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”  It takes the gifts of the Holy Spirit to give us that rich and satisfying life.  Are we a “doer” of God’s Word?  What other Scriptural commands may you be ignoring? 

How serious do you consider having Alzheimer?  If you knew what caused it, how willing would you be to do whatever necessary to prevent it?  Is there any need to have negative stress or continuous frustration in your life?  Do you think God has adequately given, in His Word, what we should do to stop it?  Is it worth doing God’s will and being a “doer” of His Word?

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  1. Don, This is the best. Your blog just keep getting better and better. I didnt know how it could get any better, but you have gone over the top… Thank you for your caring. Tim


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